2019 Porsche Taycan EV Takes on the Nurburgring

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The 2019 Porsche Taycan, formerly known as the Porsche Mission E, has been filmed being put through its paces at the Nurburgring.

This video, which comes courtesy of Automotive Mike on YouTube, gives us a very good look at the highly anticipated Taycan in action. It’s decidedly quieter than your typical Nurburgring video, with the pure electric Taycan emitting almost zero noise as it takes on the 12.9-mile Nordschleife. The only sounds coming from the EV are tire squeal and a whoosh as its aerodynamically optimized body punches a hole through the air.

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Range-topping Taycan examples will produce 600 hp and have an estimated range of about 310 miles. Porsche says the sedan will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3.5s and accelerate from 0-200 km/h in under 12s. The German manufacturer promises the Taycan will also be able to perform multiple hard acceleration runs back-to-back and won’t experience severe heat soak when on the track.

The prototype in the video above doesn’t look to be that fast, if we’re honest, but it’s impossible to say if the driver is truly pushing it hard. The car is also still under development, so it’s best not to discount Porsche. Its been known to deliver when it comes to performance.

The Porsche Taycan will debut in early 2019 before entering production later in the year at the automaker’s state of the art Zuffenhausen factory. For now, you can watch it undergo pre-production testing in the video embedded above.

[Source: Automotive Mike on YouTube]

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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